Nicola James CAPALDI (JIM)

August 2, 1944 - January 28, 2005.
Legendary rock drummer and Hall of Fame inductee Jim Capaldi died on Friday after a brief fight with stomach cancer, his publicist said.
The 60-year-old Capaldi, born in England of Italian immigrant parents, died in his sleep at the London Clinic in the early hours with his wife and family at his bedside.

jim Multi-instrumentalist.
Jim Capaldi, founder member of psychedelic rock group Traffic. He first band were the Helios and Deep Feeling.
When Traffic finally broke up in 1974 after releasing 11 albums -- including the iconic songs "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Paper Sun" -- Capaldi was already doing solo work. His solo work can be placed in the box AOR and singer song writer, nice rockin'up tempo songs and lovely ballads with good lyrics about love and life. He also worked with many artists ansd of course with his friend Steve Winwood.

Traffic was:

Jim Capaldi drums, percussion, vocals
Dave Mason guitar, bass, sitar, mellotron, vocals (left 1968)
Steve Winwood keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals
Chris Wood flute, saxophone, keyboards, vocals

traffic Unfortunately, Chris Wood died from liver disease in July of 1983 at only 39 years of age.
Chris played also in Chicken Sack and Locomotive.


He made a lot solo albums, and did some touring. Think "Some Come Running" was his biggest success, he also made some singles like "Child in the Storm". This is a short overview:

One Man Mission ('84)

Jim Capaldi - Drums, Orestos Vilato, Percussion, Vocals
Carlos Santana - Lead Guitar
Snowy White - Guitar
Pete Bonas - Guitars
Steve Lange
Simon Bell - Backing Vocals
Pete Bonas - Lead Guitar
Colin Pincott - Guitar
Neil Hubbard - Guitar (Brian Ferry, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Glass Hammer, Paul Carrack among others),
Godfrey wang - Keyboards
Alan Spenner - Bass
Keyboards/Bass - Chris Parren
Fairlight - Pete Harris

Some Come Running ('88).

Jim Capaldi &
Peter Vale - Vocals
Peter Vale,
Chris Parren &
Steve Winwood - Keyboards
Steve Winwood,
Mick Ralphs (worked with David Gilmour, Gary Brooker and others),
George Harrison,
Eric Clapton,
Miles Waters,
Mike Hehir
& Peter Vale - Guitars
Jim Capaldi - Drums
Peter Vale - Bass
Mel Collins - Saxophone (Alan Parsons Project, King Krimson and others)

Short Cut Draw Blood ('96) with Paul Kossoff, Steve Winwood, Chris Spedding, Chris Wood and others.


Jim Capaldi - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Drums, Percussion
Steve Winwood: Synthesizer
Gary Moore - Lead Guitar
Pete Vale - Guitar
Mick Dolan - Guitar, Bass
Paul Weller - Guitar Backing Vocals
George Harrison - Solo Guitar
Chris Parren - Organ
Renata Otta - Backing Vocals
Nick Graham - Bass, Backing Vocals
Ian Paice - Drums (Deep Purple, David Gilmour among others)
Helmet "Jumpy" Zerlett - Organ


Martha Velez ('67)
Gordon Jackson
Shawn Phillips
Dave Mason
Luther Grosvenor
Steve Winwood ('71 -'77 -'90 -'94 -'95)
Amazing Blondel
Alvin Lee/M. Lefevre ('73)
Eric Clapton ('73)
Viv Stanshall
Robert Calvert
Rolling Stones ('75)
Paul Kossoff ('77 -'97)(Bad Company)
Jack Green
Various Artists Island Story
Various Artists Troubadours of British Folk Vol 2
Carl Perkins
Various Artists Supernatural Fairy Tales.
Bad Company ('96)
Luther Grosvenor
Sam Brown ('97)


Officila site: jim.capaldi.com.

After Glow

Id like the memory of me to be a happy one.
Id like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is done.
Id like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.

Id like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun,
of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.


Updated 30 Januari 2005 by Nick.
Shine On Jim!
Thank you for the wonderful Music.